Both sides campaign by laying claim to furthering Voting Rights Act.
Updated: October 24, 2012, - 05:32 AM
Republicans have narrow majorities in both bodies for the first time in nearly four decades.
Updated: October 16, 2012, - 08:45 AM
Two vocal and high-profile Republicans traded barbs Tuesday on the contentious plan to require a photo ID for Minnesota voters, raising the dueling specters of widespread fraud and runaway expenses.
Updated: October 10, 2012, - 05:37 AM
After two years of budget battles, vetoes and the longest state shutdown in Minnesota history, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is winning the popularity battle with the GOP-controlled Legislature, a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.
Updated: September 27, 2012, - 11:05 PM
Minnesotans favor a constitutional change that would require voters to show a photo ID, but support has weakened dramatically over the past year.
Updated: September 26, 2012, - 01:13 PM
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered that the name of DFL state Rep. Kerry Gauthier of Duluth, who was involved in a sex scandal with a 17-year-old boy this summer, be removed from the general election ballot.
Updated: September 25, 2012, - 08:53 PM
Decisions handed down decades ago are everything at the Minnesota Supreme Court, but three current justices do not want to cite the precedent of former Justice William Christianson.
Updated: September 23, 2012, - 07:50 AM
Police and firemen gathered for a moment of silence at NYC's Penn Station Tuesday on the anniversary of the 9/11...
Updated: September 11, 2012, - 09:09 AM
The elderly, poor and students are among those most affected by a strict photo ID requirement, such as is being proposed in a constitutional amendment this November.
Updated: September 08, 2012, - 10:09 PM